Why We Support The Capital Campaign

Looking Ahead to Next-Generation Needs While flying Boeing 777s and 737s for American Airlines, First Officer Deborah Hecker is accustomed to keeping one eye on current conditions and another on the horizon. When it comes to helping Adat Chaverim create a new home of its own, she brings the same dual perspective: an appreciation of…

Ina & Joel Delage

For the twenty-five years that Ina and Joel DeLage have made their home in Plano, twenty of those years involved Adat Chaverim. The DeLages have the distinction of being one of our Temple’s Founding Families. For Ina, who grew up in a Conservative synagogue in Chicago, religion is important: her emphasis has been on the…

The Game That Pays Out

Two years ago, during the passing and throwing of the mahjong tiles, Joanne DePalma had an idea. It was her feeling that the women who play their weekly game at Adat Chaverim should somehow and in someway contribute to the building of a future home for Adat Chaverim. Her idea? To contribute a quarter from…

Gift Committee Revelations

It’s been an interesting and inspiring adventure for me personally, meeting those I had the opportunity to meet during our Gifts Committee visits in homes and elsewhere.  Every meeting has been enjoyable, informative, friendly, AND motivating.  I have learned and gained a lot. I would like to share with you now some of my realizations:…

#AdatChaverimCapitalCampaign

A couple of weeks ago Steve and I did a road trip. We like to do those because it is mainly the only time when we can unwind and have real conversations. In general day-to-day we are always just rushing through the door here and there.   Of course our conversation was around Adat Chaverim…

Land under contract – by Lorne the Tree

My name is Lorne and I am a tree, a huge tree with mighty roots. I have been on this land since I was a little stick. The land used to be a prairie, cows used to walk by and enjoy the shade of my older brothers. As I grew, the land evolved: dirt roads,…

The Ring

I have heard the most exciting news about my future! I get to be a part of building a beautiful, new synagogue!  This is going to be a place where all are welcome to come together for worship and fellowship.  I can see people gathering with wide smiles for joyous celebrations and huddled together in…

The Dauber Family

Having come to Adat Chaverim about 5 years ago, the Dauber family has made their personal impact on our congregation. A strong family unit of 5 – Debbie, Ken, Max, Eve and Seth – they together and individually acclimated quickly into the bustle of Adat Chaverim life. Debbie has served as member of the Board…

Our Legacy

18 years ago a group of Jewish families gathered together with a shared dream – to create and build a Reform Jewish community in North Texas. They dreamed of a community to educate their children, inspire their lives, and bring people with shared values together. Adat Chaverim, the Community of Friends was founded. A community…

President Speech for Capital Campaign Kick Off

Good evening my Family, my Community of Friends, It is so lovely to see all of you here tonight. We are at an exciting moment in the history of Adat Chaverim. For many years we have been thinking about a new location, a new building for us, for our community. We thought about it, we…